Name: Cherith Van Der Ploeg.
Died: February 15, 2020.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Smothered.
Location: Costessey, Norwich, England, UK.
Disability: Terminal lung cancer.
Cherith was dying of cancer when her ex-husband smothered her to death. His actions, Cherith’s daughter told the court, had robbed her of precious time with her mother; instead of grieving normally after her mother’s natural death on hospice care, she had to come to terms with her mother’s death while giving evidence to police about her murder.
Cherith was an introverted, family-oriented woman who always waved and greeted her neighbors when she saw them.
Cornelius Van Der Ploeg (Ex-husband), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to six years to life.
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Tributes paid to Cherith Van Der Ploeg who was found dead at Costessey home
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